Lord Mayor’s Cup

The 2016 Lord Mayor's Cup is a Group 3 race which will be held at Doomben Racecourse on May 28th, 2016.

Lord Mayor’s Cup News

Mighty Lucky is the Lord Mayor’s Cup Winner

Mighty Lucky is the Lord Mayor’s Cup Winner

Mighty Lucky has continued to improve through recent seasons, and has been rewarded for another typically smart preparation with a strong win over talented company in the Group 3 Lord Mayor’s Cup (1615m) at Doomben this afternoon.

Mighty Lucky returned to winning form in the Group 3 Lord Mayor’s Cup at Doomben this afternoon. Photo: Daniel Costello

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The 2016 Lord Mayor’s Cup is a Group 3 race held at Doomben Racecourse annually in May. Run under weight-for-age conditions over a distance of 1600m, the Lord Mayor’s Cup is a great race to watch. Usually only local sprinters and mile runners are found in the Lord Mayor’s Cup field, although on occasion interstate horses do line up at the barriers.

Run on the third weekend of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, the Lord Mayor’s Cup shares a race card with 5 other group races. These are the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m), the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1350m), and Group 3 races the Premier’s Cup (2200m), Glenlogan Park Stakes (1350m, formerly known as the Moreton Stakes) and the Grand Prix Stakes (2200m). Also on the day is the Listed Chief De Beers Quality (1110m), named after the highly successful local horse.

Horses come via a variety of racing channels to compete in the Lord Mayor’s Cup. The Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap (2000m) a couple of weeks before is usually a good guide for form leading up to the Lord Mayor’s Cup. Following the Lord Mayor’s Cup, horses may go on to compete in the Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1400m) at Eagle Farm.

The 2016 Lord Mayor’s Cup will be run on Saturday May 28, 2016.

Lord Mayor’s Cup Info:

Saturday May 28, 2016
Doomben Racecourse
Race Type:
Group 3

2016 Lord Mayor’s Cup Field

The 2016 Lord Mayor’s Cup field and barriers is published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x170x63512 AMOVATIO Chris Waller Rory Hutchings (a) 8 59kg 106
2 042x5x8489 KOOL KOMPANY (IRE) Chris Waller Glen Colless 3 59kg 103
3 127549×031 JUMBO PRINCE Michael Nolan Jim Byrne 15 59kg 97
4 7145334×24 WORTHY CAUSE John Zielke Luke Dittman (a) 9 59kg 99
5 57523×2008 ROCK STURDY Joseph Pride Kerrin McEvoy 14 59kg 104
6 x43151x126 MIGHTY LUCKY Fred Cowell Chris O’Brien 6 59kg 106
7 0066200×16 HOPFGARTEN Robert Heathcote Damian Browne 5 59kg 103
8 274250×953 MALICE John O’Shea James McDonald 11 59kg 98
9 0x7212x501 PAJARO (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 12 59kg 98
10 103221×224 LORDAG Robert Heathcote Michael Cahill 7 59kg 90
11 58x29077x0 AKAVOROUN Ciaron Maher Mark Zahra 4 59kg 94
12 x4083x96x0 BRAVE ALI (NZ) Tony Gollan Ms Tegan Harrison 1 59kg 92
13 34686×6045 BODEGA NEGRA Bruce W Hill James Orman (a) 2 59kg 79
14 4023230271 COURT’S STAR John Wilcock Anthony Allen 10 59kg 74.5
15 1x2930x940 PEACE FORCE Gerald Ryan Zac Purton 13 57kg 97

2016 Lord Mayor’s Cup Nominations

The 2016 Lord Mayor’s Cup nominations will be provided here.

Lord Mayor’s Cup History

Cool Gent won the inaugural edition of the Lord Mayor’s Cup in 1956, when it was known as the BATC Labour Day Cup. The race has had several names over the years, all of which are outlined below.

Lord Mayor’s Cup Race Name

Period Name
1956-1985 Labour Day Cup
1986 Seven National News Handicap
1987-1989 Carnival Handicap
1990-2002 Labour Day Cup
2003-2004 Doomben Carnival Cup
2005 onwards Lord Mayor’s Cup

The race distance has changed multiple times, fluctuating at various lengths between 2000m and 2050m. In 2012 it settled to its current distance of 1600m. The Lord Mayor’s Cup received Listed status in 1979, 23 years after it began. In 1996 it ran as a Group 3 race, and has remained at that grading since.

Notable Lord Mayor’s Cup winners include Gunsynd (1971), This Manshood (2004), and Solzhenitsyn (2012, 2013).

Lord Mayor’s Cup results since 2000 are listed below.

Lord Mayor’s Cup Results





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2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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1st Mighty Lucky 1:36.0
2nd Pajaro
3rd Malice
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1st Strawberry Boy 1:35.6
2nd Lucky Lago
3rd I’m Imposing
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1st Angel Of Mercy 1:35.7
2nd Wistful
3rd Cameo
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1st Solzhenitsyn 1:36.68
2nd Transporter
3rd Epic
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1st Solzhenitsyn 1:35.9
2nd Firebolt
3rd Ginga Dude
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1st Firebolt 1:35.4
2nd St Germaine
3rd Tagus
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1st Rothesay 1:36.4
2nd Our Lukas
3rd Hadaaf
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1st Rampant Lion 1:36.4
2nd Solo Flyer
3rd Rags To Riches
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1st Rum Dum 1:35.9
2nd Majorca
3rd Mitanni
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1st Headturner 1:36.1
2nd Beauty Watch
3rd Mr Ubiquitous
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1st Cog Hill 1:35.4
2nd Spirit Of Tara
3rd Villa Bled
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1st Tickle 2:06.4
2nd Platinum Scissors
3rd Raw Instinct
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1st This Manshood 2:04.4
2nd St Basil
3rd Another Warrior
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1st Restless 2:04.4
2nd The Kildare Kid
3rd Eminence Grise
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1st Freemason 2:07.7
2nd Restless
3rd Brighter Scene
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1st Sky Heights 2:04.0
2nd Yippyio
3rd Tis Love
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1st Integrate 2:09.7
2nd Figurehead
3rd My Duke